The “Buzz” from Buzzelli – Top 5 To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (11/7-11/10)

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Here are five fun things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, November 7 – 10.


Screwing It Up:

Halloween might be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop hearing ghost stories. You have one more weekend to see “Turn of the Screw.” It’s a classic Henry James story with all the elements of a scary story; a classic English Manor House, a new governess, and creepy howls at midnight.

Creep over to the North Side and catch, “Turn of the Screw” at the New Hazlett, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh.

For details, go to


This is STILL Halloween:

You have another chance to let Halloween linger before Thanksgiving is upon us. You can listen to the sounds of “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” at Heinz Hall as the orchestra brings the music of Danny Elfman to life.  Elfman’s famous film scores are enhanced by Tim Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards on a big screen, from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Sounds like a fantastic time.

For more details, hit up Heinz Hall


Wedded Bliss:

Take a beloved Adam Sandler romantic comedy and just add a musical score and you have “The Wedding Singer.” Wedding Singer Robbie Hart is down on his luck when his fiancée leaves him. Along comes Julia, the waitress who wins his heart. Can he pull off the performance of a decade to win the girl of his dreams? Spoilers! Of course he can, but it’s still fun to watch the gang at Stage 62 pull it off.

Hum along at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie. The show runs till November 17. Details can be found at

Murder in McKeesport:

The unsuspecting residents of Sunset Towers are summoned to the reading of a mysterious will, only to find themselves locked in a thrilling game, “The Westing Game.” They must discover who is responsible for killing an eccentric millionaire.

“The Westing Game” has been described as a combination mystery novel, jigsaw puzzle and game of “Clue.” I suspect it was Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with a candlestick.

The mystery will be solved at the McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin Street, McKeesport. Additonal details can be found at


Oh, Hecuba!:

A new take on Euripides’ Greek Tragedy presented by the Conservatory Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Playhouse.  Thursdays, Fridays, 8pm, Saurdays 2 and 8pm, Sundays 2pm, through Nov. 24th.  Look for the upcoming review on ‘Burgh Vivant.


– MB.

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